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'It's an organ rejection form letter!'
'I'm sorry sir, but your card was rejected...because it's ugly.'
'I'm sorry Adam, but you're ugly... I mean we all are, but especially you.'
"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
Tags:book, books, literature, kiss-and-tell, kiss and tell, publishing, publisher, publishers, publishing house, publishing houses, publishing company, publishing companies, editor, editors, writer, writers, author, authors, child author, child authors, young writer, young writers, young author, young authors, rejection, rejected, rejections, market, market, not in the market, uninterested, sorry, apologising, apologizing, apology, apologies, bookseller, booksellers
Tags:gender issue, gender issues, gender inequality, female product, female products, supermarket, supermarkets, shopping isle, shopping isles, supermarket isle, supermarket isles, restricted, restriction, restrictions, discrimination, discriminating, food shop, food shopping, the food shops, reject, rejected, rejection, rejections, targeted branding, branding, marketing, target market, target markets, consumerism
"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
"You are about to experience something rare in your life, Stan—rejection."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, dating, date, dates, couple, couples, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, rejection, rejected, rejecting, experience, experiences, new, rare, women, woman, breakup, breakups, breaking up, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, dumped, dumping
"Bad news, good news, sweetheart - the court rejected your appeal, but the networks are fighting to option it."
"I appreciate the overture, Nick, but I'm trying to cut down on after-work cocktails with Mr. Wrong."
Tags:colleague, colleagues, hitting on, hit on, ask out, asking out, overture, overtures, make a move, making a move, date, dating, dates, romance, office romance, office romances, workplace romance, workplace romances, put down, put downs, rejection, reject, rejects, rejecting, let down gently, mr wrong, wrong man, wrong match, bad match
"No." "Nooooo". "Noooooooooo."
Tags:loan, loans, loan refusal, mortgage, mortgages, banker, bankers, banking, bank, banks, harmony, harmonise, reject, rejected, rejection, harmonising, barbershop quartet, bank loan, bank loans, singing, singer, singers, credit score, credit scores, loan company, loan companies, modern life, modern times
"Ah, Miss Bergdall, your headache seems much better!"
Tags:dating, dates, first dates, spurned lover, spurned suitor, rejected, rejection, let down gently, dumped, dumpee, stalking, stalks, stalker, laying in wait, catching out, caught out, 1940s high society, high society, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, headache, headaches, excuses, bad excuses, bad excuse, excuse
"I appreciate your offer, but I was really hoping to marry a doctor."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, prince charming, prince, princes, royal, royalty, cinderella, glass slipper, proposing, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, rejected, rejection, marriage, marriages, doctor, doctors, career, job, jobs, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, holding out, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, unsatisfied, shallow, hard to please
"I'm going to stay 'on-message'. 'No'"
"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, rejected, rejection, rejection letter, rejection letters, thank you letter, thank you letters
"We'll always have the food court."
"I'm fond of you, Dave, I really am, but you're just not tough enough on crime."
"That fellow over there would like to buy you a drink, have you refuse it, and then ask you to step outside for a moment."
Tags:old west, wild west, western, westerns, saloon, saloons, bar, bars, pub, pubs, bartender, bartenders, server, servers, barkeep, barkeeps, barkeeper, barkeepers, patron, patrons, customer, customers, cowboy, cowboys, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, order, orders, ordering, refusing, rejecting, rejection, starting a fight, fight, fights, conflict, conflicts, bar fight, bar fights
"What's the matter? Not puffy enough for you?"
"I'm not proposing marriage, but I'm not ruling it out, either."
"I'm sorry, but you didn't recognize me as the Messiah when I had braces and glasses."
Tags:braces, glasses, nerd, nerds, nerdy, nerdiness, late bloomer, late bloomers, rejection, rejections, rejecting, cool, coolness, popular, popular kid, popularity, popular kids, unpopular, class reunion, class reunions, reunion, reunions, glasses, messiah, messiahs, christ, jesus christ, christian, christians, christianity, recognition, recognize, recognizes, recognizing, cool kid, cool kids, loser, losers, reject, rejects, rejection, rejections
"Sorry, you're overqualified."
Tags:snail, snails, rejection, rejections, job application, job applications, job interview, job interviews, overqualified, over qualification, over-qualification, overqualification, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, excuse, excuses, making excuses, mollusc, molluscs, snail drawing, snail drawings
"O.K. How about I throw in a necklace, too?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, couple, couples, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, down on one knee, proposing, engagement ring, engagement rings, popping the question, ring, rings, necklace, necklaces, jewelry, jewellery, accessory, accessories, rejected, rejection
"Marry you? Why I wouldn't even vote to let you into my co-op."
"That's O.K., Dad. I think I'll do with the ambient waterfall sounds tonight."